How to make Hummus from Scratch

Only 10mins to make your own hummus from scratch


Making your own hummus from scratch is so easy. All you need is 10-15 mins of prep time and you’ll have a wonderful Classic hummus to enjoy at your own time and convenience. You can choose to cook the chickpeas/ garbanzo beans yourself or buy those ready cooked ones in canned form. I used Organic Canned chickpeas that are cooked. First drain the liquid off and de-skin the chickpeas. I read that de-skinning the chickpea yields a smoother hummus. This is optional if you prefer a little texture in your hummus.

De skin chickpea

Preparing the hummus

The next steps is really simple. I decided to go for a little twist in the traditional hummus recipe by adding in some of our local Singapore flavor- Laksa. You can omit this step if you’re doing the classic version

  • Over medium heat, stir laksa paste with 1/4 cup water until well mixed. Set aside to cool. In a food processor, blend tahini, salt and laksa paste together
  • Drizzle in extra virgin olive oil and blend again
  • Add chickpeas and blend well
  • Add in 3 tbsp of water and blend until smooth. If paste is too thick, add more water until desired texture

The exact measurements are provided below.

steps to make hummus

At this stage, you can decide to add in Paprika for kick or drizzle more olive oil on the top. This recipe is delicious, healthy and perfect for serving as an appetizer or side to your guest. I’m pretty sure your guest will love it as much as we did. Still need more appetizers to spruce up your party table? Do check out some of my other yummy appetizers.

Click Picture below to Pin this hummus photo for later

Healthy Tahini Hummus

This hummus dip goes well with crackers, pita bread, toast or even carrot sticks etc. Remember to make a bigger portion as once you start, you won’t be able to stop!

Click Picture below to Pin this photo for later

Homemade Hummus


Do comment in the post below or tag me on Instagram: @sherbakes if you attempt your very own hummus recipes.

Homemade Hummus (Makes about 1 and 1/2 cups)
Prep Time
10 mins

A creamy and delicious hummus that is so easy to make

Course: Appetizer, dips, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: dips, homemade, hummus, spreads
Ingredients for Hummus
  • 300 g cooked chickpeas/ canned chickpeas with water drained and skin removed
  • 1-2 tbsp laksa paste depends on how spicy you want
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tahini I used storebought or you can make your own
  • 2 tbsp evoo
  • 3 tbsp water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika optional
Steps to make Hummus
  1. Over medium heat, stir laksa paste with 1/4 cup water until well mixed. Set aside to cool
  2. In a food processor, Blend the tahini, salt with the laksa paste until well mixed
  3. Drizzle in the evoo and blend again
  4. Add chickpeas and blend well
  5. Add 3tbsp water and blend till smooth (you can add more if your hummus is too thick)
  6. Season with Paprika (optional) and enjoy with crackers or pita bread

Share the love by pinning on Pininterest or visiting @Sherbakes on instagram to view more of my creations 🙂

Classic hummus recipe


Leave a Reply